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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Sorrow in the Time of Joy



Sunday, December 11, 2022

10:30 a.m., In-Person in the Sanctuary and streamed live to the Parish Hall and online

Darrah Bryans, Ministerial Intern, leading


This Sunday we light our third candle on the advent wreath, representing joy. December is a time of joyful celebration of leaning into Awe & Mystery. We look around us at happy shoppers, cars whizzing by with Christmas trees strapped to the top, but for many of us the joy and excitement is tempered by feelings of sadness or loss. This Sunday we will explore the intimate relationship between sorrow and joy. We will also be acknowledging the 10 year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.